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3 more PKK terrorists surrender in Turkey

77 terrorists have laid down arms through persuasion efforts this year, according to Interior Ministry

Mehmet Tosun   | 02.06.2021
3 more PKK terrorists surrender in Turkey

ANKARA

Three more PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

The terrorists joined the PKK in 2010 and 2015 and were last active in Iraq and Syria, the ministry said in a statement.

They escaped from the terror group following persuasion efforts by Turkish gendarmerie and police teams, and surrendered to security forces after entering Turkey, it added.

The number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year now stands at 77.

Offenders in Turkey linked to terrorist groups who surrender are eligible for possible sentence reductions under a repentance law.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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